Posts Tagged ‘pen drive’
  • Super Talent releases worlds’s first USB 3.0 flash drive
    by Mike
    Posted November 4th, 2009 at 8:09 am
    Speed. Pure blinding speed. That's what Super Talent is dishing out with their "Super Talent RAIDDrive" USB 3.0 flash drive. Instead of crawling along at USB 2.0's pathetic excuse for speed, the RAIDDrive will effectively shuttle your 1's and 0's back and forth before you even know what's happening. According to Super Talent, the drive will run at a brisk 200MB/s (with a legacy driver). If using a newer, A UASP driver (USB Attached SCSI) driver, end users will be able to achieve up to 320...
  • 2-in-1 Flash drive and phone charger.
    by Mike
    Posted November 2nd, 2009 at 7:05 am
    Everything these days is all about consolidating our gadgets into one ubergadget. While not always the best course of action, sometimes it can actually turn out pretty well. In the case of this 2-in-1 Flash drive and micro-USB phone charger, it at least appears that this iteration was pulled off relatively well. Having a flash drive and convenience of a phone charger built in is no doubt a saving grace to those on the go. Reinforcing that can be justified by the rise in popularity of smartph...
  • Rubiks Cube Flash Drive: the ultimate home-made flash drive?
    by Mike
    Posted October 27th, 2009 at 9:44 am
    If you're really feeling crafty this weekend, you may want to take in the wonderful display of geeky wonder that surrounds the Rubiks Cube Flash Drive. The process of making your own copy isn't very hard. It just takes a little bit of time. In this case, 3 days. Novelty flash drives are often crap full of crap with stupid designs and pathetic capacities. Custom made flash drives get a little bit of a break because, well, making your own flash drive is cool. It's even better when your c...
  • Watch a USB Drive being born.
    by Mike
    Posted August 25th, 2009 at 5:58 am
    [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g_6mMFmes1s[/youtube] Technology such as flash drives, how they work, and an overall amazement at how storage technologies work day in and day out go unnoticed by most. They simply expect their little flash drives to work when the moment arises not giving a care in the world to how exactly such things are made. While the general public won't care and again just want it to work, the geek in you craves for such knowledge and inside info. How exactly does...
  • Keep your data locked down with the Personal Safe Pocket Drive
    by Mike
    Posted August 20th, 2009 at 6:33 am
    For most users who need light to medium security, a simple password protected folder will suffice. But for those who are in the market for some heavy duty security and want a good solid "physical" safety to fall back on will find just that in the Personal Safe Pocket Drive. The real draw here is 9-number keypad on the drive itself. I'm sure you can assume where this is going. In order to actually access anything on the drive, the correct keycode will need to be entered, after which all of ...
  • Corsair Flash Voyager GT 128 GB flash drive comes to the party with some junk in the trunk
    by Mike
    Posted August 14th, 2009 at 6:58 am
    There are big flash drives and then their are big flash drives. The Corsair Flash Voyager GT 128GB flash drive is the latter. Not only does this flash drive have a capacity that will hold more than enough for the general computing population, but it has a fat ass to match. I know what you're thinking. That a flash drive this large will take weeks to fill due to god awful read/write times. Fear not dear techie as the read/write times aren't too shabby (they're a whole lot better than my ol...
  • USB Light Bulb Flash Drive
    by Mike
    Posted August 7th, 2009 at 8:14 am
    Another day, another novelty flash drive. If you've grown tired of these types of posts, pass on by, but if you're in the mood for the latest in USB excitement, boy have we got a treat for you. The USB Light Bulb Flash Drive takes the shape of an old incandescent light bulb but with flash memory crammed inside. The drive comes in 2GB, 4GB, and 8GB sizes for $19, $22, $32 respectively. The only two downsides I see to this drive is that it doesn't actually light up (though it would actually ...
  • Welcome the zoo to your desk with the 4-port Penguin USB hub
    by Mike
    Posted August 3rd, 2009 at 6:39 am
    Animal lovers and gadget aficionados who have a limited number of USB ports will find the Penguin 4-port USB hub the saving grace in their daily computing lives. Not all computers have an ample amount of USB ports -- whether by manufacturer design or because your simply a geek with too many gadgets, a solution is needed. Thankfully the Penguin Hub doesn't dissapoint. As one would expect, the hub is pretty standard in performance and features. The entrance fee is rather small: $12. You hoo...
  • Store your digital bits in an analog tube. Analog vacuum tube that is…
    by Mike
    Posted July 15th, 2009 at 11:42 am
    Audiophiles and a few other geeky dablers are this day and age really the only individuals who would have or still be around vacuum tubes. Once a staple of electronics, they are now relegated to niche products and audiophile equipment among others. When geeks get bored, they improvise and create Frankenstein gadgets that at times truly wow us all. While this particular mash up doesn't necessarily "wow", it is helluva cool none the less. The creative folks over at CF14 Industries have taken...
  • USB Sunglasses mix the geek life with fashion
    by Mike
    Posted July 10th, 2009 at 6:27 am
    Often times, wearing geeky articles of clothing or those with geeky pictures or slogans are more times than not, as the context implies, very geeky. Such things don't always make you popular with the general public as said garments aren't always the most fashionable. Calvin Klein would like to charge the perception of geeks into something that everyone likes. Introducing the Calvin Klein USB Sunglasses. Most users will have plenty of room for all of their digital goods via the drives 4GB c...
  • Why Novelty Flash drives are nothing but “Novelties”
    by Mike
    Posted July 6th, 2009 at 8:30 am
    Flash drives are a dime a dozen these days with so many different shapes, sizes, colors, etc. It seems like everything is getting the USB innards rammed inside of them in order to squeeze out a few more pennies in sales in these trying economic times. While the more mainstream drives tend to be boring sticks of black and grey, novelty flash drives of cute little critters and last nights dinner have been popping up...everywhere. So just how useful and fast are these novelty things? Test Fre...
  • Looking for a 64GB Windows 7 compatibile flash drive?
    by Mike
    Posted July 2nd, 2009 at 9:41 am
    Flash storage has gained in storage capacity exponentially the last couple years. Now carrying 32, 64, and even 128GB in the palm of your hand can be had (for the right price of course). Those bleeding edge techies who are currently trudging along on Windows 7 beta's and RC's whom also need a high capacity flash drive that is compatibile with said OS now have an early friend in A-DATA. While major issues with current flash drives that aren't "officially supported" by Windows 7 are still wor...
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